Reynoldsburg City


ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF REYNOLDSBURG ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 131-95 ON NOVEMBER 27, 1995 AND AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED: Changing the Zoning Districts of Various City Parks and Other Parcels Owned by the City of Reynoldsburg to S-1 Special District.


Department:Development DepartmentSponsors:Ward 2 Councilmember Brett Luzader


Please see attached document for legal descriptions and map exhibits of parcels proposed for rezoning and memo from the Planning & Zoning Administrator.

Meeting History

Jan 8, 2018 7:32 PM  Public Service and Transportation Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Snowden: We updated our zoning map back in 1983 and anything that was a park at that time was designated S1 by that zoning map. Over the years the city has acquired a lot of properties for parks use or various means and those properties still had their legacy zoning law. For example, the property where at the *inaudible section with the wonderful gateway sign is zoned commercial. A portion of the Civic Park is actually zoned industrial. It's not the end of the world because public use is a permitted use. The problem is that brings in a lot of other zoning regulations that are really supposed to apply to commercial or industrial. For example, for Director Bauman to build a structure on the parcel on the northern part of Civic Park she has to observe a 1,000 foot setback because it's an industrial *inaudible. Obviously, that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. We need to conform the district. If you look through your package there you'll see the properties that I'm specifically referring to. If you have any additional questions about that I'd be happy to do it, but all we're doing is just making life easier for us long term and making the maps look good and you'll see that item E is also a similar item. The reason for both these items is I'm hoping to bring you a new updated zoning map in the near future. As you can see it hasn't been updated since 1995, so we're probably a little overdue.

MOVER:Brett Luzader, Ward 2 Councilmember
SECONDER:Kristin Bryant, At-Large Councilmember
AYES:Brett Luzader, Stacie Baker, Kristin Bryant, Caleb Skinner
Jan 8, 2018 7:34 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
Feb 12, 2018 7:30 PM  City Council Public Hearing

Mr. Snowden: Several city properties that have been purchased since 1984, which is the last time we had a city wide zoning map take effect. I have the legacy zoning, such as commercial, industrial, etc. For example, a portion of Civic Park is zoned for industrial. Donna and I had a conversation and we're pretty sure she's not going to be using that for any industrial factories anytime soon. The zoning on the site needs to reflect how the properties are actually being used and it takes these properties out of a lot of other unnecessary requirements for industrial and commercial, such as design review, etc. With that, I would just ask for your support of this ordinance.

Mar 8, 2018 6:30 PM  Planning Commission Regular Meeting

Mr. Snowden: In 1983 the city adopted a zoning map where it zoned basically all properties in the city more or less what there current or intended use was at the time. Since that time the city has acquired additional property for public buildings, parks, etc. that still have their legacy zoning district on them, such as industrial commercial. For example, the northern half of Civic Park is actually zoned for industrial uses. I had a conversation with Director Bauman at Parks and Recreation. I don't see any factories going in on the ball diamonds. That's part of the community at this point. The zoning district needs to reflect one what the use is, secondly, what as you gentlemen know in commercial and industrial districts there's design review guidelines and requirements. The question would be, well, if you’re installing something at Civic Park you have to go to Design Review Board to get approval for your building. That's not really the intent of the design review process. The parcels that I'm getting here are the northern half of Civic Park, a portion of the city property here that includes the Police Station to the back which was acquired back in the early 2000's. The parcel that the Livingston House is on, the parcel that the 5-way intersection is on and the north side of that intersection, a piece attached to Huber Park and a couple pieces of the Pine Quarry entrance that is off of Waggoner Road where it’s an undeveloped park land that the city acquired over the last 25-years. It's really just a clean-up ordinance of what's already there, but it now makes the map reflect how we're actually using the property rather than just saying well, it's a city park so we're going to ignore the fact that it's zoned industrial.

Mr. Cullinan: I would just like staff to clarify there's a few other parcels that the city has acquired recently in the last few years and just to clarify that those parcels are not included in the application and can be rezoned.

Mr. Snowden: I don't have it right in front of me. I can pull up my sheet here.

Mr. Cullinan: Specifically, where the YMCA is going in, the old Reynoldsburg Swim Club, and then on the corner of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road and Main Street.

Mr. Snowden: I did not reference the Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road Main Street piece because the Parks, Development, and Public Service Departments have not really come to a final conclusion of what they are going to do there. I didn't include the parking lot next to Prost as the public parking lot. I just left that as well. Don't get ahead of me because if you look on number four that is the parcel that the YMCA is on even though it has a Main Street address. Item four on the agenda is addressing the exact same thing for the YMCA parcel, so I'll go over that in more detail.

MOVER:Steven Hicks, Commissioner
SECONDER:Joseph Bizjak, Commissioner
AYES:Tyler Cullinan, Eliot Bowman, Steven Hicks, Joseph Bizjak
ABSENT:Pat Zollars
Mar 26, 2018 7:34 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
Apr 9, 2018 7:32 PM  Public Service and Transportation Committee Committee Meeting

Mr. Luzader: This is basically to conform all of Reynoldsburg's city park lands to the S-1 District.

MOVER:Brett Luzader, Ward 2 Councilmember
SECONDER:Caleb Skinner, Ward 1 Councilmember
AYES:Brett Luzader, Stacie Baker, Kristin Bryant, Caleb Skinner
Apr 9, 2018 7:34 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
MOVER:Brett Luzader, Ward 2 Councilmember
SECONDER:Marshall Spalding, Ward 3 Councilmember
AYES:Mel Clemens, Barth R. Cotner, Brett Luzader, Marshall Spalding, Stacie Baker, Kristin Bryant, Caleb Skinner